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  • The Sellout

    The Sellout

    The Sellout

    Paul Beatty
    3.75 (65,354)

    A biting satire about a young man's isolated upbringing and the race trial that sends him to the supreme court, paul beatty's the sellout showcases a comic genius at the top of his game. it challenges the sacred tenets of the united states constitution, urban life, the civil rights movement, the father-son relationship, and the holy grail of racial equality―the black chinese restaurant.born in the "agrarian ghetto" of dickens―on the southern outskirts of los angeles―the narrator of the sellout resigns himself to the fate of lower-middle-class californians: "i'd die in

    Jerrod Carmichael

    It's excellent.

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  • A Confederacy of Dunces

    A Confederacy of Dunces

    A Confederacy of Dunces

    John Kennedy Toole,Walker Percy
    Fiction
    3.88 (249,936)

    Alternate cover for this isbn can be found heremeet ignatius j. reilly, the hero of john kennedy toole's tragicomic tale, a confederacy of dunces. this 30-year-old medievalist lives at home with his mother in new orleans, pens his magnum opus on big chief writing pads he keeps hidden under his bed, and relays to anyone who will listen the traumatic experience he once had on a greyhound scenicruiser bound for baton rouge. ("speeding along in that bus was like hurtling into the abyss.") but ignatius's quiet life of tyrannizing his

    Jerrod Carmichael

    It's so good.

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  • The Anubis Gates

    The Anubis Gates

    The Anubis Gates

    Tim Powers
    Body
    Mind & Spirit
    3.92 (15,019)

    Brendan doyle, a specialist in the work of the early-nineteenth century poet william ashbless, reluctantly accepts an invitation from a millionaire to act as a guide to time-travelling tourists. but while attending a lecture given by samuel taylor coleridge in 1810, he becomes marooned in regency london, where dark and dangerous forces know about the gates in time.caught up in the intrigue between rival bands of beggars, pursued by egyptian sorcerers, and befriended by coleridge, doyle somehow survives and learns more about the mysterious ashbless than he could ever have

    Jerrod Carmichael

    it's really good about discovering self, about answers being within.

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  • Bogart

    Bogart

    Bogart

    Ann M. Sperber,Eric Lax
    4.14 (394)

    He was a top box-office draw in his day, an oscar-winning actor, a principled man of rare conviction, and -- long after his death -- a cult figure revered by moviegoers who weren't even born while he was making his movies. but over the years, humphrey bogart has remained an enigma, despite what we have learned of him from wife lauren bacall's own fond memories and from the various biographies that have appeared over the years since his death in 1957. with , this wonderful enigma is brought under the

    Jerrod Carmichael

    His story is so interesting,

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  • The Anubis Gates

    The Anubis Gates

    The Anubis Gates

    Tim Powers
    Biography & Autobiography
    3.92 (15,018)

    Brendan doyle, a specialist in the work of the early-nineteenth century poet william ashbless, reluctantly accepts an invitation from a millionaire to act as a guide to time-travelling tourists. but while attending a lecture given by samuel taylor coleridge in 1810, he becomes marooned in regency london, where dark and dangerous forces know about the gates in time.caught up in the intrigue between rival bands of beggars, pursued by egyptian sorcerers, and befriended by coleridge, doyle somehow survives and learns more about the mysterious ashbless than he could ever have

    Jerrod Carmichael

    Recommended on Tim Ferriss's podcast

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